States roundup

Indiana: On behalf of 41 members of Congress, the American Center for Law & Justice filed an amicus brief in federal court on Monday supporting Indiana’s defunding of Planned Parenthood. Indiana passed a law earlier this year prohibiting funding from going to Planned Parenthood, but it was struck down by a federal court; the congressional amicus brief was filed in the appeals court where the case is being appealed. – Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Catholic

Maryland: The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is considering new regulations on abortion clinics. The proposed regulations include requiring abortion clinics to have emergency protocol in place for taking a woman to a hospital and have emergency equipment to resuscitate patients if necessary. They also include requiring physical exams of every patient and giving the state the authority to investigate complaints. These would be the first regulations on abortion in the history of legalized abortion in the state. – Maryland Gazette

North Carolina: North Carolina defunded Planned Parenthood in June and is now being sued by Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina. A federal judge heard arguments this morning and said he would rule shortly. – News & Observer

Oklahoma – Oklahomans for Life is being intimidated by the abortion industry as part of a lawsuit against Okalahoma’s law allowing women the chance to see an ultrasound before having an abortion. “According to the abortion industry lawyers, our advocacy on behalf of unborn children is enough for them to force Oklahomans For Life, under penalty of contempt of court, to divulge thousands of documents of private information, including our email list,” said Tony Lauinger, state director of Oklahomans for Life. “We are fighting the abortion industry in court, but it is a David v. Goliath battle. We are a small non-profit organization, and they are a huge multi-national industry that makes millions of dollars from aborting babies.” – LifeNews

Texas: Thanks to the work of Operation Rescue, nine abortionists in Texas are facing disciplinary action after undercover investigations exposed them breaking numerous state regulations. “We discovered abortion abuses at every clinic that we investigated,” said Operation Rescue president Troy Newman. “It’s standard operating procedure in the abortion cartel to cut corners on patient safety in order to increase abortion profits.” – Charisma Magazine

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